Periodicity of hyperplane arrangements with integral coefficients modulo positive integers
We study central hyperplane arrangements with integral coefficients modulo positive integers q. We prove that the cardinality of the complement of the hyperplanes is a quasi-polynomial in two ways, first via the theory of elementary divisors and then via the theory of the Ehrhart quasi-polynomials. This result is useful for determining the characteristic polynomial of the corresponding real arrangement. With the former approach, we also prove that intersection lattices modulo q are periodic except for a finite number of q’s.
KeywordsCharacteristic polynomial Ehrhart quasi-polynomial Elementary divisor Hyperplane arrangement Intersection lattice
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